IWWG President participated in 2021 P4G Seoul Summit

The president of the IWWG, Evangelos Gidarakos, participated at the 2021 P4G Seoul Summit on Green Growth and Global Targets 2030.

New job vacancy (April 2021)

Waste Processing Technology and Waste Management at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben (Austria) offers a senior scientist position.

CRETE 2021

7th International Conference on Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management

July 27-30, 2021. Chania, Crete, Greece Website


18th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, 11 - 15 October 2021, Santa Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Italy. Website

IWWG Russia and NIS Regional Branch: International Scientific Conference 2021

The IWWG Regional Branch for Russia and NIS is co-organizing the V International Scientific Conference "From Waste Management to Resource Recovery" to be held 2-3 Dec. 2021 in Perm, Russia.

ICLRS 2022

11th Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium

June 2022, Wilmington, NC, USA.Website

Marco Ritzkowski

Environmental engineer



Marco Ritzkowski is a postdoctoral research fellow and lecturer at the Hamburg University of Technology, Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy Economics. He participated in several national and international research-projects in connection with landfill-behaviour of municipal solid waste, waste pre-treatment as well as aftercare of MSW landfills. He is the Leader of the IWWG Task Group on Landfill Aeration since 2004 and IWWG Managing Director since 2012.

Professional development:

1998 - 2008Researcher at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy Economics (Formerly Institute of Waste Resources Management)
2008 - dateProject manager at TuTech Innovation GmbH

Projects (national / international)

1999 - 2007BMBF R&D-Project „Accelerated aerobic in situ stabilisation of the old Kuhstedt landfill for costs and aftercare minimisation“
2000 - 2002FP5: EU-INCO-Copernicus project „Pre-Treatment and Safe Disposal of Municipal Solid Waste and Waste Water Sludge for Environmental Protection – PSDWSEP”
2001Development, organisation and conduction of an advanced trainings course „Fundamentals of Waste Management – Waste Management Concept for the City of Amman“ in Amman, Jordan
2005 - 2008FP6: EU-INCO project „Management of environmental risks associated with landfills in seismically active regions in the New Independent States (NIS) of Central Asia – NISMIST”
2007 - 2008R&D project: Behavior of alkaline batteries under simulated landfill conditions
2009 - 2012EU INTERREG IVB North Sea Region Program: Impact of Climate Change on the quality of urban and coastal waters (Diffuse Pollution) - DiPol
2012 - dateR&D project: Improvement of the long term emission behavior of the Teuftal landfill (CH)


Professional functions and societies

1999 - 2008Member of the examination board "Civil Engineering and Environmental Technology" at the Hamburg University of Technology
1999 - 2005 Member of the BWK (Bund der Ingenieure für Wasserwirtschaft, Abfallwirtschaft und Kulturbau e.V.) working group „Residual Waste Tretament“
2004 - dateLeader of the  IWWG (International Waste Working Group) Task Group “Landfill Aeration“
2003 - dateDevelopment and execution of the IWWG advanced training course „Landfill gas management“ during the „International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium“ in Sardinia, Italy.
2008Lectures in the framework of the IWWG advanced training courses „Sanitary Landfills“ in Lima, Peru (Subjects: „Fundamentals of sanitary landfills“, „Sanitary landfill operation“, „Landfill gas generation and management“ and „Water balances and leachate generation“)
2008 - date Lecturer at the TUHH (Courses: Biological waste treatment & Landfilling, Contaminated sites & Landfilling)
2008 - date Member of the Scientific Advisory Pannel of the IWWG
2009 - date Consultant for several new CDM methodologies related to landfill aeration and climate protection (on request of UNFCCC)


Contact information

Hamburg University of Technology
Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy Economics
Harburger Schlossstrasse 36, 21079 Hamburg, Germany
+49 (0)40 428782053 +49 (0)40 428782375 fax
E-Mail: m.ritzkowski@tuhh.de